Alaska does not require a license to provide nutrition care. However, in order to use certain protected titles, such as “dietitian,” “licensed dietitian,” “nutritionist,” “licensed nutritionist,” or the occupational titles “dietitian” or “nutritionist” you must have a license. Only those seeking to use these titles are required to be licensed.
Additionally, the law provides for certain exemptions from this licensure certification. Employees of the military, or federal government, are exempt from parts of the law. An “animal nutritionist” is exempt so long as they confine their care to only animals. They may use the title “nutritionist” as long as they provide nutrition services only to animals.
Source: Alaska Statutes 08.38